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ERIC Number: ED402563
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Pages: 18
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The Application of Multiple Intelligences Theory to Reading Instruction.
Alexander, James C.
Top-down and bottom-up theories have long dominated the field of reading. Recently, interactive models have been proposed by some researchers. One model, the interactive-compensatory model, hypothesizes that a deficiency in one processing area is compensated for by a relative strength in another area. The concept of multiple intelligences is one way to explain this phenomenon. From the multiple intelligences point of view, some reading instruction will incorporate music, some will take a more tactile and kinesthetic approach. Traditional approaches such as phonics instruction or whole language methods will certainly not be abandoned--some children do fit into the whole language category and some do learn better from an analytical/skills approach. (Contains 17 references.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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